July 29, 2013

Trailer Trashed.

My movie was being released in about four months. That meant the new trailer for the film was landing in theaters, attached to the studio’s most […]
July 22, 2013

Late to the Party, Part 3.

One of my screenwriting credos goes like this. Do you want it fast or do you want it good? I usually reserve this lightning bolt for […]
July 15, 2013

Late to the Party, Part 2.

So we’ve established that I hate being late. And on my studio rewrite, I was beyond late. Like a credit card bill long past due. Excused […]
July 8, 2013

Late to the Party, Part 1.

I loathe being late. Be it a movie, a meeting, a flight or pretty much anything. I hate it so much that I get anxious and […]
June 24, 2013

Enter the Gauntlet.

I have a policy. It pretty much goes as follows: Thank you for asking but I can’t read your script. Such is the nature of having […]
June 17, 2013

A Bitter Pill, Part 2.

“Did he offer you the franchise?” asked megabucks writer Charlie A-List. As you read last week in (A Bitter Pill, Part 1) I’d just landed in […]
June 10, 2013

A Bitter Pill, Part 1.

Here we go again. The names have been changed for the most obvious of reasons. I met Charlie A-List just inside the threshold of his Paramount […]
June 4, 2013

Truth, Terrorists, and Turnaround.

This isn’t a sequel as much as it is a companion piece to last week’s A Funny Thing About Homage, where I recalled the late great […]
May 27, 2013

Funny Thing About Homage.

What’s wrong with this picture? I was an unproduced screenwriter standing at the threshold to my antique, valley domicile. It was my tiny, first-timer bungalow measuring […]
May 20, 2013

Big Bad Bruce.

It was our first morning at the location. The set, a neo-modern house the art department had dressed up into looking more like a comfortable fortress, […]